The answer is yes. However, there is a maximum amount that someone can receive when his or her Workers’ Compensation and Social Security benefits are added together.
The Social Security Administration will review a claimant’s earning history during the five years before they became disabled. They will select the year with the highest earnings during that time frame. The claimant can receive only 80% of that amount including both Social Security and Workers’ Compensation benefits.
For this reason, it is crucial that the Social Security Administration be advised if and when Workers’ Compensation benefits are increased, decreased, or suspended.